Civil Rights and Religious Litigations

Voting Rights Discrimination:

The 1965 Voting Rights Act outlawed literacy tests and poll taxes to determine who was allowed to vote. Anyone who is an American voting rights  imagecitizen and registered to vote will be allowed to vote. The Voting Rights Act also allowed the federal government to oversee voter registration and elections in places where the voter registration or turnout was less than 50 percent. A low voter turnout may be as a result of some local ordinance or state statute that burdens people's ability to vote. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 - often referred to as the "motor voter" law- requires states to make voter registration opportunities available when people apply for or receive services at a variety of government agencies, such as:

  • Drivers' license offices
  • Social service agencies
  • Public benefits offices
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